Steeples on building could be built to look like ice cream cones or refreshment stands could be built to look like dogs or ducks. Buildings were designed to represent the product they sold. Automobiles not changed the landscape but changed the visual commodities that came with it.
Along with billboards, roadside businesses were created. Before the major boom of automobiles and the changes it brought, there were settlements on the outskirts of cities. These settlements included farmers and small services areas for automobile traffic. Modest cabins and shacks attracted motorist. These shacks and cabins eventually became “motels”. Not long after motels came roadside restaurants. Hundreds of “Mom and Pop” eateries spread across the America that served quick meals and sometimes full course dinners. Roadside businesses changed the physical, cultural, and economic